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Alabama Theatre

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Address: 1817 3rd Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
Phone Number: +1 205-252-2262
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After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927...

After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.

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Beautiful building, but beware no elevators or giant screen

If you are planning on attending an event, I strongly suggest you get good tickets because there is no big screen to see the performers. However the seating is pretty good. We had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are planning on attending an event, I strongly suggest you get good tickets because there is no big screen to see the performers. However the seating is pretty good. We had tickets midway near the top and we could see the stage, however, if the tickets would have been further up, I do not think we would had... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My wife, my son and daughter in law went to this historic theatre to watch the Sound of Music for the umpteenth time. I had never been to the Alabama Theatre, in spite of living here in Birmingham for over 11 years. Gorgeous place, very nostalgic, really well done- if you've never been here, you need to go!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love going to this old theater. If you are going to a concert make sure to sit on ground level. Sound is not so great in the balcony. Still a fabulous venue!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

... Theaters I have ever seen. Saw modest mouse there and it was spectacular. The decor of the theatre was as much a part of the experience as the light show. Great, intimate and with nice sight lines.

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Eastaboga, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day concert on April 21. The venue is very nice! I couldn't see a bad seat in the house. Very intimate setting but large enough. Acoustics and sound was good. Very beautiful venue

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you've never been to the Alabama Theater, your missing one of the treasures of the south. It's like stepping back in time. Great staff. Great decor. The only drawback is that they book a lot of private events and are not always open to the public.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My daughter recently participated in a dance competition at the Alabama Theater. What a great place! Bravo to the organization that saved the theater from demolition back in the 80's. They did an amazing job with restoration. I particularly enjoyed watching the competition from both balcony levels. The only negative is that parking can be tricky, but we got lucky... More 

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Clay, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Lived in Birmingham for 13 years and have been to Alabama theater so many times I can't recount. Movies, symphony, Barber Shop Quartet, organ recital. The list is endless. It is a low cost evening of fun for the whole family. Ample parking close by.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This theater houses an organ that is a must see! The whole theater has had a complete restoration so you really have a feel for a movie/theater of the 1920's. It is beautiful. Would love to see a production next time! Also, go across the street to see The Lyric Theater which has just been restored. It was built in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Alabama theatre is one of my favorite places to visit. The artistry is simply magnificent! We visit it several times a year for concerts, movies, plays, etc.. The history is worth the visit.

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